This magnificent sculpture is made of stainless steel and stands ten and a half feet tall. It was designed by Niagara Falls sculptor Mrs. Helen Robertson .
The artist has symbolized in stainless steel man's unending reaching for knowledge and achievement. The base represents the earth, then come the symbols for man and woman, followed by curiosity, achievement and the universe.
Technical assistance was provided by the Niagara Sheet Metal Company and Oneida Ltd. It weighs some 50 pounds and has $200 (1964 prices) worth of steel in it.
"Ad Astra" can be viewed at the Victoria Avenue Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library. It is located in the Interior Garden.